Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Listening Practice

The website Learn English, Feel Good offers many useful exercises for improving your English skills.  Students often need extra practice with listening skills.  There are 15 exercises with spelling and 20 exercises with English pronunciation practice.

Among vs Between

This week, there was some confusion about the meaning of the word "among".  The link below will take you to an explanation and short quiz to help you with a deeper understanding.

Happy English: Among vs Between

Friday, September 25, 2015

Apple Picking

          Local places to go apple picking:

          Pick-n-Save Orchard

          Bauman Orchards

The Schwa

The schwa is the vowel sound in many lightly pronounced unaccented syllables in words of more than one syllable and in some common single syllable words. It is sometimes pronounced "uh". A schwa sound can be represented by any vowel.

For example:

a spelling

e spelling

i spelling

o spelling

u spelling

Additional practice:

Really Learn English

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Level 2 students have a writing assignment due next Wednesday.  The assignment is to write one paragraph about the topic "Benefits of Learning Languages".  The infographic we used in class is below.

Learning adjective/verb + preposition combinations can be very challenging.  The more you interact with the English language, the more easily you will remember them!

Below are some online activities you can do to practice them.

Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 3

Exercise 4